IT - Integrated Toolkit™

Screen Layout


The main Integrated Toolkit screen provides three separate regions for program information, program editing/development and debugging information:

The default display is the Program Synopsis, which allows you to navigate and manipulate the contents of a selected program. This display can be changed to Projects or Normal by selecting the drop box above the Synopsis display or using the View menu. Selecting Projects displays a list of your projects. Selecting Normal suppresses the display of the left pane to provide more space for displaying and editing the program.

The Debug control panel displays only when a process is being debugged. While its normal position is across the bottom of the main Integrated Toolkit screen, you can easily switch it to display as a separate window that can be resized and moved independently.

The size of these regions can be adjusted using the vertical and horizontal sizer bar controls (narrow bar between the panes). Position the mouse pointer on the sizer control until the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, and then drag the mouse to adjust the size. The location of the sizer bar is saved between sessions.

Other interfaces within the Integrated Toolkit (such as the Library Manager utilities) have their own freestanding windows that can be placed anywhere and independently sized, allowing you to make use of available display space and multi-monitor systems.

A menu bar and a tool bar provide access to the more common functions. For an explanation of these functions, see Using the Program Editor.

Below the tool bar is a program bar that displays a tab for each opened program. Multiple programs can be opened at one time. Clicking on a program tab allows you to move easily among your opened programs. Positioning the mouse pointer over a program tab displays the full pathname of the opened program. An "X" has been added to the program tabs (as of PxPlus 2014) to make closing a program easier. All other functionality associated with these tabs remains the same.

A Project menu has also been added to the menu bar with selections for Create New Project and Add to Project:

Create New Project

Launches the Create Project dialogue for entering a new project for the current working directory. Click the Query button to select a different working directory.

Add to Project

Launches the Add to Project dialogue for adding the current task to an existing project that is selected from the Project drop box.

To manage all the tasks within a project, see Project Maintenance.

For information on adding tasks to a project from other locations, see Adding Tasks to Projects from Other Locations.